Maligne Canyon to Old Fort Point Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Maligne Canyon to Old Fort Point Trail is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Municipality Of Jasper, Alberta, Canada that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.8 km
ELEVATION GAIN
189 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

snow

15 days ago

Beautiful trail, a bit too much human intervention - fences, stairs etc, loses the effect of wild nature. We walked thru the bridges to bridge six and back. Nice walk !

29 days ago

So magical

1 month ago

We skipped first bridge and went to the second bridge and ended up at the fifth bridge. Elevation loss was 160m but then we have to go back to the second bridge (we thought it was a loop) so we walked back up again. Nice rock formations because of the water. The mist from the waterfall was refreshing!

hiking
1 month ago

Went there a couple of times, pretty good trail, just a little too crowded.

1 month ago

Great trail, wonderful canyon, just a bit crowded, but nothing too major. Definitely worth the trip. Did this June 23 2018, and despite how populated the trail was, bears were in the area as well as on the trail, so just come prepared (as you should for every hike lol). But I would definitely recommend if you haven’t been before.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Really nice to walk along the canyon.

2 months ago

Really nice walk

2 months ago

Fabulous! Such wonderful scenery! Not too crowded especially beyond 5th bridge and out east of the canyon. Great variety.

hiking
2 months ago

The views of the river and little waterfall are amazing. Hike is decent after you get past all the tourists 2-3rd bridge.

hiking
3 months ago

I have done this trail 3 times now in different seasons and weather !! Winter, spring and in the high heat of summer and it’s been beautiful every time.
It’s very icy in the winter and you can walk the ice along the falls and in the summer it’s a beautiful teal water and a nice hot hike to get your sweating as the trail is up and down hills the whole time. Easily about 1 hr 45 to 2 hrs.
Fave hike and a must do !!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing hike, great conditions, not to busy on may 6th. Warm 24 degrees. Took our time stopped lots for a lot of amazing photos. Worth the hike 100% would do over and over again.

hiking
4 months ago

Great views at the top.

5 months ago

favorite hike so far! Absoloutley beautiful

walking
11 months ago

Awesome view of the rushing river and falls. There were quite a lot of people there, trail isn't that difficult. Best views you'll see are from bridge 1-5, really isn't worth going further unless you want some excerise and to enjoy the river with less people around. Overall I would suggest going.
There is also a lookout next to the overflow parking lot, I would suggest going there for a view of the valley.

hiking
11 months ago

Maligne Canyon is an hike with many views of the river, and of course the waterfall. The trails are well used, and they can be quite busy. Regardless the hike is 100% worth it

11 months ago

I gave this trail five stars based on beauty only. Way too many people. Bus loads. To avoid the crowd go early or during dinner hour when to tour buses are eating a buffet. Definitely worth the hike. Get off the trail and go down to the river in safe areas.

hiking
Thursday, August 10, 2017

it's gorgeous. It's a bit busy near the canyon but the spur to 6th bridge is very serene as is the 7h return leg in the loop.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

This trail was amazing, full of beautiful sites! Went from one end to the other then back around again. The trail was a little tougher on our way back but all the sites were worth it! Loved it!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

We started at the top and hiked down and back up again - I think that's backwards but it's was still pretty.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The 6th bridge is not worth it! But before that, it's awesome!!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Was very disappointed in this hike. You park at the canyon and then walk down into the valley to walk a huge flat bike trail. Not exactly a hike in my books. Would have been nice to know in advance that you park at the canyon and not hike up to it. The canyon itself was amazing but do not recommend the hike.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Very much enjoyed this one! Started off the hike seeing a wolf! There are some falls and canyons and as always a beautiful forest walk! Finished the hike during sun down and saw a beautiful sunset.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Great hike! Beautiful views and lots of incline:)

Friday, May 05, 2017

Worth going the whole way from the bottom. More traffic towards the top.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Awesome place but a little crowded.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

This was a great hike. Can't wait to bring the kids here in the summer.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

I didn't do the whole hike because it was late March (winter) when I checked this out. It's awesome though because the canyon is frozen, so you can go into the canyon and explore it's magical iciness. It was quite an easy hike to get into it but you definitely need cleats for your boots.

hiking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Nice little Hike to 5th Bridge Loop.

hiking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Good trail for the kids as it is well taken care of.

walking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

A must do if you're in jasper. Absolutely beautiful.

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